April 20, 1885, Clarks Crossing

To: Mr Wrigley, Hudson’s Bay Company, Winnipeg
From: Fred Middleton

“ Have telegraphed Mr. Caron explaining the reason of being out of forage owing to our having to march so quick that we eat our supplies as we got on, hope to have some in soon. Quite sure that you are doing your best. Thanks for the news about Frog Lake which I trust sincerely is true. The exaggeration in this country is simply awful. All well here. Weather very bad, but  better today.”